Investigative reporter, Bloomberg @business. Formerly: @WSJ @Observer

Yahoo’s Alibaba spinoff complicated by potential IRS changes

theglobeandmail.com — Yahoo Inc. investors have reason to worry about the company's plan to exit its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in the wake of new scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service of such tax-free spinoffs, tax lawyers said. In January, Yahoo announced a plan to shed its shares in Alibaba, a stake then valued at almost $40-billion (U.S.).

Yahoo’s Tax-Free Spinoff Plans for Alibaba Stake Clouded by IRS

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. investors have reason to worry about the company's plan to exit its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in the wake of new scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service of such tax-free spinoffs, tax lawyers said. In January, Yahoo announced a plan to shed its shares in Alibaba, a stake then valued at almost $40 billion.

America’s Most-Wanted Swiss Bankers Aren’t Hard to Find

bloomberg.com — With its tan marble floors and leather-clad reception desk, the staid Zurich offices of the Julius Baer Group, one of Switzerland's largest private banks, are an unlikely place to find an alleged fugitive from American justice. And yet it's here that I meet Fabio Frazzetto.

Crackdown on Apple in Ireland Opens Front on Tax Avoidance War

bloomberg.com — Oct. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The European Commission's crackdown on the deal between Irish tax authorities and Apple Inc. marks an expansion in the growing global war on tax avoidance by multinational companies. Governments that enable it are now a target.

Apple Tax Rate Ignores Profit Shifting Offshore

bloomberg.com — May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook provided a figure to Congress on Tuesday that U.S. companies rarely disclose: its federal tax bill. Apple paid $6 billion last year -- a rate of 30.5 percent. "That's more than $16 million each day," Cook said.

How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxes

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Yahoo! Inc. on Tuesday is expected to reveal something most companies usually try to keep secret: how it plans to avoid a multibillion-dollar tax bill. The Web portal has spent more than a year figuring out how to cash out a chunk of its $40 billion stake in China-based Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Yahoo, Dell Swell Netherlands’ $13 Trillion Tax Haven

How Yahoo might sell billions in Alibaba stock and pay no taxes

livemint.com — A file photo of Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo!. Photo: Bloomberg New York: . on Tuesday is expected to reveal something most companies usually try to keep secret: how it plans to avoid a multibillion-dollar tax bill.

How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxes

bloomberg.com — Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) on Tuesday is expected to reveal something most companies usually try to keep secret: how it plans to avoid a multibillion-dollar tax bill. The Web portal has spent more than a year figuring out how to cash out a chunk of its $40 billion stake in China-based Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

Private-Equity Tax Strategy Draws Attention in Congress

wsj.com — Some members of Congress said they are taking a close look at a complex tax strategy, being used by Blackstone Group LP and other investment firms that are going public, that can significantly slash the tax bills of their partners.
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